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This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under- land, as well as a girl's pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real - life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother's mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice's tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice's mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own. Praise for Splintered: STARRED REVIEW 'Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll's Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton's), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I have come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale.USA Today Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising - a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'' , with a deep bow toward Tim Burton's 2010 film version.The Boston Globe 'It's a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children's fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original.Booklist ' Protagonist Alyssa...is an original. Howard's visu

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621924

5E093859

9781419709708

0141970970

1 pounds

8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1

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